Karen Irene Jones
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Karen Irene Jones

Visalia - Words can't begin to describe the love, strength, and impact Karen had on every life she touched. Once you met her, your life was never the same... it was blessed infinitely.

She is survived by her husband Richard, her son Steve Ferris, her daughters Lisa Thomas and Julie Jones. She is survived by all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her kindness and generosity is legendary. She always thought of others before herself. Many of us remember getting nurturing phone calls from Karen. "I was just thinking about you," she would start. Those phone calls were precious.

She is proudly one of the founding members of Parenting Network-Family Resource Center to help, and support families of children with Special Needs.

As a member of the Elbow Creek Hall for 18 years, she tirelessly served on many committees, including the Youth Committee, the Goodwill Committee, Women's Activities and Convention Committees. She was also responsible for the Annual Christmas Celebration for the kids of Elbow Creek School and community members, as well as the College Scholarships. If you needed help, she always volunteered. If you needed anything, she knew where to find it and made sure you had it!

She loved the Elk's Vagabonds and all the new friends she made on trips with Richard and their many friends.

She will forever be remembered for her love, honestly, kindness, generosity, wisdom, and her opinion whether you wanted it or not. At the same time, she will always be admired for her strength and convictions. She knew right from wrong. She had no tolerance for people who sought to harm others. She became their champions. You were indeed blessed to call her your spouse, mother, grandma, great-grandma, mentor, and friend. You would want her in your corner in tough times, and by your side in good times.

She is the strongest person I will ever have the pleasure of knowing and having in my life. She will be missed beyond heaven and earth. Until we meet again. We love you Mamma. Condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com.

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Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2021.
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January 10, 2021
I am very grateful for Karen's friendship and support to my daughter and granddaughter for sheltering them in Spring 2020. Through the years, Karen was generous, resourceful, and a steadfast friend to them. She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.
Nancy Cella
January 9, 2021
I was so sad to hear about Karen's passing. We were associated through Parenting Network. Karen was an individual who made things happen. We became friendly through the years and I appreciated her input and ideas very much. My condolences to you and your family.
LouAnn King Lubben
January 8, 2021
Wow, that obituary was a true description of how Karen was . I meet Karen many years ago at Washinton School PTA about 1979 and yes she was always willing to do anything to help out .But after that we lost touch through the years. But anytime I would see her in town she would always

take the time so we could catch up always so caring and compassionate . We meet back years later and it was like no time had pasted she was still giving her All to the Elbow Chreek Grange you could only tell her heart was into it, alway joking , laughing with everyone especially her best friend and true love Richard it was so uplifting just to be in the same room with her! Yes Karen was one of a kind and she will be Greatly missed by everyone. But the Angels got a great one ! I'm so sorry for Richard and ALL her family she is leaving behind , all I can says is just try to focus on Her Beautiful Memories, because I know she left a BUNCH. I'm So PROUD to have had her as MY FRIEND cause she truly was an Awesome Friend. Prayers to you all.
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